Confederate general who served in the American Civil War.
He attended the United States Military Academy at the same time as George Pickett and Ulysses S. Grant.
He was affectionately referred to by fellow Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, as an "old war horse."
He married Maria Louisa Garland, the daughter of his regimental commander, in March of 1848.
He was well-liked among his classmates and made friends with a number of future Civil War heroes, including Ulysses S. Grant.
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